UP, ZTR Partner on Hybrid-Electric Locomotives

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
The hybrid-electric locomotives, which will be equipped with ZTR-supplied batteries, power electronics and controls, will be built at UP's Little Rock, Ark., facility. (UP photo)

The hybrid-electric locomotives, which will be equipped with ZTR-supplied batteries, power electronics and controls, will be built at UP's Little Rock, Ark., facility. (UP photo)

Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and ZTR, a locomotive control systems supplier, announced on Oct. 6 a partnership to build hybrid-electric locomotives. The locomotives will be built at UP’s North Little Rock, Ark., facility with the first prototype expected to be delivered in late 2023 and five additional units arriving in 2024.

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